UNC Health Johnston

UNC Health Johnston’s vision is to be the provider and employer of choice for Johnston County residents and health care professionals. We are dedicated to making Johnston County a great place to live, work and play by providing expert care close to home, empowering employees with tools and resources to shape the future of UNC Health Johnston, and giving back to our communities in meaningful ways.

UNC Health Johnston was founded in 1951 as Johnston Memorial Hospital, and has deep roots in the community. Today, the health care system has campuses in Smithfield and Clayton, and is licensed for 179 medical/surgical beds and 20 behavioral health beds.

In 2009, the hospital underwent its largest-ever transformation when it added a $62 million five-story wing with 101 patient suites, operating rooms and intensive care unit. Today, the original hospital is used for office and instructional space, and the newly renovated patient rooms of Second Bright Leaf are for cardiac recovery, infusions and observation. The Medical Arts Pavilion, which is attached to the hospital, is home to several specialty physicians.

Across the street, Johnston Medical Mall offers easy access to outpatient services including oncology, wound care and cardiopulmonary rehab, and urgent care and primary-care practices. The mall is anchored by HealthQuest Wellness & Fitness Center.

Since 2014, UNC Health Johnston has been aligned with UNC Health Care, and working together to enhance and add quality services and the latest technology to better serve our patients.

Our nurses, physicians, therapists and support staff are experts with a passion for health care. We take pride in our work and our community. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and excellence to meet the health care needs of our patients.

The hospital has 101 private suites with futons for overnight guests. A modern intensive care unit, state-of-the-art operating rooms and advanced technology provide the best possible care for our patients. Patients and visitors have access to comfortable lobbies and waiting areas, an interfaith chapel, a gift shop, cafeteria and ample free parking, including a shuttle service. The shuttle runs from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. In addition, volunteer-manned golf carts are often available to shuttle visitors from their cars to the main entrances

UNC Health Johnston Campus Map
UNC Health Johnston Facility Map
Johnston Medical Mall Map

Services Offered

UNC Health Johnston is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. With more than 200 physicians on staff, UNC Health Johnston provides these medical specialties at the Smithfield campus:

Location & Hours

Driving Directions

Please use the address below when using GPS or when giving directions to the hospital.

628 N. Eighth Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Contact Information

UNC Health Johnston

Johnston Health 509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd. Smithfield, NC 27577
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  • Main Phone: 919-934-8171

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